Why should I upgrade my business software?
Business dynamics change - the technology that suited your business growth plans 5 years ago probably doesn’t suit today. There is an associated cost with upgrading, but can you afford to ignore modern workplace needs such as access on mobile devices, the Cloud , inbuilt business analytics, eCommerce and social business capabilities?
Survey - Why companies upgrade their Microsoft Dynamics technology.
In 2017, a study from the Aberdeen Group found that 55% of businesses choose to update their financial management software because they wish to ‘take advantage of new functionality’. Some of the other reasons included:
- The new version offers enhanced ease of use – 29%
- The new version is more flexible – 27%
- The performance of the old version is inadequate – 26%
- The vendor no longer supports the old version – 22%
- The old version is incompatible with emerging technologies – 20%
What are the Upgrade Options?
|Technical Upgrade||Clean Start Upgrade||Full Upgrade|
|Upgrade Method||Your NAV client and service tier are upgraded but your back end database and customisations are left in the old NAV version.||Upgrades all data to the latest version (including custom tables) but does not include any code customizations.||Brings all, or selected, customizations and data forward to the latest version.|
|Best Use Case||This is an ideal way to get people used to the modern platform without doing the full conversion (for NAV 2013 or later users only).||When the customer has a large percent of customizations that are not used or that have been replaced by standard functionality.||If you like what you have and just want to future proof or avail of new features then a Full Upgrade is what’s needed.|
|Benefits||A low cost and easy to do option that will give you all the benefits of the modern technology that comes with Business Central.||This means your Dynamics system will be a standard offering, giving you more flexibility with future upgrades or with moving to the Cloud.||Like for like - everything in your old version of NAV will migrate to Business Central|
Microsoft have recently announced that this V14 is now only available to NAV customers until October 2021. This means that any NAV customers, who are active on a Software Assurance plan, will only be able to avail of BC14 licences and the associated technology enhancements until October.
If you would like more information on your upgrading options, including a fixed price quotation, contact Simply Dynamics on email@example.com